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Diarmuid is the Chief Executive of Cambridge Enterprise, the company responsible for delivering economic and social impact from the research that takes place within the University of Cambridge. Cambridge Enterprise delivers impact through licensing, consultancy, investment and in convening the University and Greater Cambridge innovation ecosystem.

Diarmuid has previously worked as the Chief Innovation & Enterprise Officer at Trinity College Dublin, where he had overall responsibility for the development and enhancement of the Universities innovation and enterprise strategy. In addition he served as Director of Research and Innovation where he had responsibility for both the Research Development & Contracts Offices and the Office of Corporate Partnership and Knowledge Exchange. In this role he led the establishment of the University Bridge venture fund, which is ranked in the world’s top five collaborative university funds, according to Global University Venturing.

He has held senior management roles in several university-founded start-up companies, including NTera, Xoliox, and Deerac Fluidics.

Diarmuid was a Research Fellow at Princeton University. He has a PhD in Physics from the University of Sheffield and a degree in Materials Science from Trinity College Dublin.